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Wed 18 Sep 2002
Frentzen may replace Massa at USGP
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Frentzen may replace Massa at USGP

Heinz-Harald Frentzen may make an early debut for Sauber as the team considers whether to replace Felipe Massa for the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis on September 29th. Frentzen signed to replace Massa at Sauber for 2003 but since the young...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

At a press conference in Rio today, Francisco Gros, President of Petrobras and Frank Williams, Team Principal of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, announced a two year extension in their long term sponsorship and technical partnership. Petrobras, the ...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Fri 15 Mar 2002
Liqui Moly signs sponsor package with Jordan Formula One

Liqui Moly signs sponsor package with Jordan Formula One

Liqui Moly Agrees Jordan Sponsorship Liqui Moly has agreed a two-year sponsorship of DHL Jordan Honda, commencing at this weekend's second round of the 2002 Formula One World Championship in Malaysia. Based in Ulm, Germany, Liqui Moly is a ...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
AA Kyalami - Managing Director interviewed

AA Kyalami - Managing Director interviewed

Motorsport.com's Erica Southey interviewed Mr Piet Swanepoel, Managing Director of AA Kyalami Racing Circuit South Africa. Mr Piet Swanepoel cleared up the confusion about the rumours that part of AA Kyalami race track was sold off for development.

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Coroner's findings in Australia GP death

Coroner's findings in Australia GP death

State coroner Graeme Johnstone has released his findings following the inquest into the death of race marshal Graham Beveridge at the Australian GP last year. Johnstone said the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) did not manage the risk to...

Sun 03 Mar 2002
Australian GP Saturday qualifying
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Australian GP Saturday qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Rubens Barrichello BR Ferrari 1:25.843 2. Michael Schumacher ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan
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Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan

The re-structuring of the Jaguar Racing technical department has handed Dr. Mark Gillan a pivotal role. He is responsible for all technical issues of the car at the racetrack and his input into the aerodynamic performance of the forthcoming Jaguar...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Jordan EJ12 launched in Brussels
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Jordan EJ12 launched in Brussels

"A huge day" is how Eddie Jordan described today's launch of the DHL Jordan Honda team. It might not have been the best kept secret in F1 over the past ten days, but the launch itself certainly proved to be one of the most innovative presentation...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Driver maintenance with Jaguar physio Harris
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Driver maintenance with Jaguar physio Harris

The man at Jaguar Racing who spends the most time with the drivers is Nick Harris, the team's Welsh-born physio. He is with them not just at races and tests, but also in between, and especially during the winter. Now he has two new charges to take...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
Coulthard not happy with Montoya
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Coulthard not happy with Montoya

Davis Coulthard has once again criticized Juan Pablo Montoya for his on track antics, saying the Williams driver can't accept being overtaken. Coulthard and Montoya touched cars at the Nurburgring as the McLaren tried to pass the Colombian, ...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Australian GP response to Coroner's finding

Australian GP response to Coroner's finding

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Response To Coroner's Findings The Australian Grand Prix Corporation [AGPC] has studied the Coroner's findings on the death of Graham Beveridge issued in Melbourne today. The 2002 Foster's Australian Grand...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show

Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show Marcus Gronholm, Rally World Champion Star of the Bettega International - Beta Utensili Trophy Battle of the Titans between Ktm and Husqvarna in the International Supermotard. Alex Zanardi on the Euro The...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection
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Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection

JORDAN'S BELGIAN GRAND PRIX WINNER JOINS THE DONINGTON COLLECTION The Jordan Mugen-Honda 198 which Damon Hill used to bring the team its maiden win in the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix has been put on display at the world famous Donington Grand Prix...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'
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Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'

At a Minardi press conference in London, England, team principal Paul Stoddart talked to the media about his team and how preparations are going for the forthcoming 2003 season. Paul Stoddart. Photo by Mark Gledhill. Firstly he...

Sun 18 Aug 2002
Gazprom signs with Minardi

Gazprom signs with Minardi

FAENZA, ITALY, August 16, 2002 - KL Minardi Asiatech is today very pleased to announce that the team is joined, as from this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, by an important new commercial partner - Russian company, Gazprom. Gazprom is the...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Jordan announces new title sponsorship from DHL
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Jordan announces new title sponsorship from DHL

Eddie Jordan, Chief Executive of Jordan Grand Prix, today officially announced new title sponsorship for the team from Deutsche Post WorldNet subsidiary, DHL, at the spectacular launch of the DHL Jordan Honda team in an aircraft hangar at Brussels...

Tue 03 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writingHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writing

Team Players' boss Jerry Forsythe confirmed at the Denver CART weekend that an offer for the services of Jacques Villeneuve has now been officially put in writing. A previous verbal offer was turned down by Villeneuve's manager but Forsythe has...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia
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Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia

Ron Tauranac, designer of the Formula One cars in which Australia's Sir Jack Brabham and New Zealand's Denny Hulme won world titles in the 1960s, has been awarded an Order of Australia (the country's highest non-military honor) in today's...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

General Motors honors IMS for auto racing safety Leadership. SAFER Barrier key to first presentation of award outside GM. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- General Motors presented its prestigious GM Racing Pioneer Award to the...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actionsHeadline
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Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actions

Jacques Villeneuve has labeled Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as 'stupid' because of what happened at the Austrian and US Grands Prix and said Ferrari's actions were embarrassing. Barrichello gifted Schumacher the win in Austria and the...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Craig Pollock interview
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Craig Pollock interview

Motorsport.com's Jeff Pappone caught up with Jacques Villeneuve's manager and British American Racing founder Craig Pollock last weekend at the pair's 24-hour charity ski marathon at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Here's what he had to ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Alesi to support young French drivers
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Alesi to support young French drivers

Jean Alesi has teamed up with the French Federation of Sport Automobile (FFSA) in an effort to support up-and-coming young French drivers. The former Formula One driver has taken the position of Captain of the French team for the FFSA and will ...

Sun 24 Mar 2002
Richards says Villeneuve will stay
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Richards says Villeneuve will stay

Jacques Villeneuve has said that he will quit BAR at the end of the season if there are no improvements in the performance of the car and after he failed to show up for testing in Barcelona last week, rumours of his departure being imminent ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
Race for the final seatsHeadline
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Race for the final seats

Now that Minardi has signed Justin Wilson in a three year deal and Takuma Sato has joined BAR as reserve driver, who will fill the two remaining race seats for 2003 is a hotly debated topic. As usual, claims and counter-claims, confirmations and...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Minardi announce Cosworth engine deal
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Minardi announce Cosworth engine deal

The KL Minardi Formula One team is today very pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Cosworth Racing for the supply of its highly competitive V10 engines in 2003. The contract is initially for one year, with future options. The...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of SchumacherHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of Schumacher

Christiano da Matta is looking forward to the challenges of Formula One and says he is not scared of reigning champion Michael Schumacher. However, the new Toyota signing is not expecting to take the world by storm in his debut season. Da Matta,...

Thu 02 May 2002
Irvine praises Schumacher's skill
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Irvine praises Schumacher's skill

Eddie Irvine has been known to be less than complementary about his fellow drivers but he has praised Michael Schumacher's skill behind the wheel. Irvine, who was Schumacher's team mate at Ferrari for four years, thinks the German has incredible...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
H?kkinen to drive Arctic Lapland Rally
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H?kkinen to drive Arctic Lapland Rally

Mika Häkkinen to Drive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC2 at the 2003 Arctic Lapland Rally Mika Häkkinen will participate in the 2003 Arctic Lapland Rally in northern Finland on 24 and 25 January driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC2....

Wed 31 Jul 2002
Losing mid-season break unfair says Dennis
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Losing mid-season break unfair says Dennis

McLaren boss Ron Dennis is not pleased that the mid-season break, which F1 has just entered, will be scrapped next year. After the German Grand Prix the teams have a three week respite before the next race at the Hungaroring on August 18th but...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
Nico Rosberg to test for Williams
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Nico Rosberg to test for Williams

Nico Rosberg is offered Formula One test drive At the season's final event of the Formula BMW ADAC Championship at Hockenheim, BMW had a very special present lined up for the new Formula BMW ADAC champion Nico Rosberg. The 17-year-old from...

Wed 01 May 2002
Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker, eponymous privateer F1 team owner, has died of pneumonia at the age of 84. A member of the walker whisky family, Walker ran his own privateer F1 team between 1958 and 1968, having given up racing himself. He had raced at Le Mans in...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
ILP: El nuevo participar? Scuadra Fortia - CART Atlantic

ILP: El nuevo participar? Scuadra Fortia - CART Atlantic

Piloto: Eduardo Figueroa Campeonato Toyota Atlantic Nace Scuadra Fortia Ciudad de México (4 de diciembre, 2001) - Hoy, aquí, se presenta el nuevo equipo mexicano que participará en la temporada 2002 dentro de la Serie Toyota Atlantic, ...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Enge fails drug test
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Enge fails drug test

Former Formula One driver Thomas Enge has failed an FIA drug test and will be called before a World Motor Sport Council meeting in October. Enge competes in the F3000 series with Arden and raced with Prost in F1 last season. The Czech replaced ...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

George, Sicking earn prestigious SEMA Engineering Award. Award is second major recognition for SAFER Barrier in two days INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Members of one of the world's leading automotive equipment and manufacturing ...